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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by peter303 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:23 pm

Fenn was treasured by his fans and foes.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by madbuck » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:53 pm

TomPierce wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:51 pm
pfiore1 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:44 pm
I will also admit, somewhat embarrassingly, that I tried to decipher the clues in the "poem" and thought I had some promising ideas. If it really is true, then he should at the least provide a broad description of the location where it was even if he doesn't provide the exact coordinates.
I'm not embarassed to say I too was intrigued, had an idea where to look, and took my wife and kids out to explore the site.
.... No treasure found, but it was one of the best days out, ever. My kids still talk about it.
A little late, but I thought about a bit as well, and my son and I talked about the "old man's treasure" and he had his own ideas in Yellowstone so we looked around for clues. It was fun, he was genuinely disappointed when the treasure was found. I told him today that the "old man" died.

I do believe it was 'real' because he had the means, it ended up being a stressful endeavour, and alternative explanations would be more bizarre to me.
I would like to know 'where' because I'd like to know if the puzzle was sufficiently (IMHO) 'elegant.' Could I/we have solved it uniquely with enough proper thinking? Or was it a 'cheap' puzzle/riddle that fit many possibilities, in which it was helpful to consider the poem but really you had to start by wandering in the correct area? It's one thing to write a description of something, it's another to consider all alternatives to ensure that the description is unique. It's actually pretty interesting, in a "meta" sort of way, to observe people's differing interpretations and certainty.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:49 am

If it was real, I thought the clues pointed to a spot in Railroad Gulch, off Browns Canyon, CO.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by GreenHorn » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:53 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:49 am
If it was real, I thought the clues pointed to a spot in Railroad Gulch, off Browns Canyon, CO.
Interesting - I spent some time looking very near there. I too wish he would have revealed the solution.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Trotter » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:13 am

If yall want an even bigger shitshow, do the candy factory "giveaway"

Pay $50 to get a clue, then hope you find the $5,000 prize. Then win another contest to win a candy factory, which you will then have to pay taxes on.

Oh and the guy running it can gross $2.5 million dollars. But its not for profit :roll:

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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by painless4u2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:48 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:49 am
If it was real, I thought the clues pointed to a spot in Railroad Gulch, off Browns Canyon, CO.
That's funny, I thought the same and was going to hike that loop trail this year to try my luck. Oh well...
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Scott P » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:50 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:49 am
If it was real, I thought the clues pointed to a spot in Railroad Gulch, off Browns Canyon, CO.
I was thinking around Zapata Falls in the Sangres.

I have my doubts that the treasure was real though.

Supposedly it was found in Wyoming.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by timisimaginary » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 am

Fenn will be buried later this week, in a location to be revealed later through a really long poem full of vague and obscure clues.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Somewhat of a Prick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:41 am

timisimaginary wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 am
Fenn will be buried later this week, in a location to be revealed later through a really long poem full of vague and obscure clues.
Holy s**t lol
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Tornadoman » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:59 am

Scott P wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:50 am
BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:49 am
If it was real, I thought the clues pointed to a spot in Railroad Gulch, off Browns Canyon, CO.
I was thinking around Zapata Falls in the Sangres.

I have my doubts that the treasure was real though.

Supposedly it was found in Wyoming.
Once it was 'found' but he wouldn't reveal where I smelled a hoax. At this point we will probably never know.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by Jon Frohlich » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:04 pm

Tornadoman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:59 am
Scott P wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:50 am
BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:49 am
If it was real, I thought the clues pointed to a spot in Railroad Gulch, off Browns Canyon, CO.
I was thinking around Zapata Falls in the Sangres.

I have my doubts that the treasure was real though.

Supposedly it was found in Wyoming.
Once it was 'found' but he wouldn't reveal where I smelled a hoax. At this point we will probably never know.
The location I've seen described near Dubois, WY in Warm Springs Canyon makes the most sense that I've seen.
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Re: Fenn's treasure

Post by nunns » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:51 pm

timisimaginary wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 am
Fenn will be buried later this week, in a location to be revealed later through a really long poem full of vague and obscure clues.
Sorry to get off topic, but Sacajawea's grave is the same way. We saw it marked on a map once and thought "well that would be great historical place to visit." We spent an hour driving through an "Indian" reservation, all the while feeling like we were intruding (and yes I understand the irony of a "white man" saying that). Finally found the gravestone, again in an "Indian" burial ground and again feeling like we were intruding.

At the bottom of the gravestone it says something to the effect of: "Sacajawea is not actually buried here. She is believed to be buried somewhere in the nearby mountains."
I guess no one ever told Rand-McNally that.


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